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Florida Law Enforcement Academy

The Florida Law Enforcement Division of the Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy.
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Equivalency of Training (EoT)

The EOT allows a former officer or special forces member to be exempt from having to complete the full basic recruit academy.
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Correctional Officer (BRTP)

The Correctional Officer program at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy
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Correctional Probation Officer

The Correctional Probation Officer program at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy
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Firefighter

The Minimum Standards Firefighter Program at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy
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Emergency Medical Technician - ATD

The Emergency Medical Technician Applied Technology Diploma program at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy
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Continuing Workforce Education:

Specialized Criminal Justice
Advanced & Specialized Criminal Justice Courses at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy
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Continuing Workforce Education:

Advanced Firefighter & Emergency Medical Technician Coursework
Advanced Firefighter and EMT Courses at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy.
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Institutional Profile

The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy, an extension of Ft. Myers Technical College is comprised of two separate Public Safety Academies: The Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy and The Southwest Florida Fire Academy.

The Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission to train students to become Florida State Certified Police Officers, Correctional Officers, and Probation & Parole Officers. In addition to training basic recruits, the Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy also provides Advanced & Specialized training courses which are designed to provide for the continuing education and training needs of Officers after their basic certification.

The Southwest Florida Fire Academy is certified by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards & Training to train students to become Florida State Certified Fire Fighters. It also incorporates a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program through the Department of Health for the State of Florida. In addition to training basic recruits, the Southwest Florida Fire Academy also provides Advanced & Specialized training courses which are designed to provide for the continuing education and training needs of Firefighters after their basic certification.

Academy Mission Statement

The Mission of the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy is to serve the citizens in our service area by providing our students with the highest quality certified education in Criminal Justice, Firefighting, and EMT.